Taking it easy at the camping site, name in Chinese is 千岛湖36都乡宿度假酒店
This place is a good choice if you want to visit Qiandao Lake and need a place to stay overnight, the only problem is the distance, about 50km.
After spending the day at Qiandao Lake needed to head for the campsite which is 54km from the ferry terminal. The road was not the best and it started to get dark and late. Luckily the campsite was open and the staff was very friendly and welcomed us. Checking of passports and exit/entry stamps + green code in the app.
Minor headache for the connection of electricity occurred but finally, we found the correct socket. Reminder, there are basically three socket standards in China. Currents are 10A to 16A depending on the socket.
No water tap is available at the parking location but the security guard pointed out there is a filling station for the water. On Sunday to our surprise, they have dig water pipes and we could fill the RV without moving it. Thumbs up!!
Two other RVs have been parking here but as it was so late we did not want to bother them. Around 20:00 hrs camp was set and quickly BBQ on. We used one-time use BBQ and this was one of the best ones we have used and provided by the rental company. I have tested many types earlier and the price is only about 40CNY/pcs. If interested, my wife is selling those.
After a well-slept night, we took a walk around the campsite. This place is clean and had some bamboo forest in the surroundings. Many trailers and cottages are in the area for rental. Large swimming pool in the middle of the camping site, but as we were there off-season it was empty. According to personnel in the peak season, this place will have a lot of people swimming. Today it was quiet as the fellow RV campers also left.
Notice, 300m from the main gate a new water park is been built and I suspect it will be ready summer 2021.
Have been practicing together with my daughter to fly with the drone, but many times forgot to push the record button 🙁 Therefore the videos are quite short. I even “took” some video of the whole campsite from above but the file is missing, hah. Maybe never existed. Well practice and learning from mistakes is what make life interesting.
Short video of the surroundings. As seen in the video the water park is very close.
This is a very quiet place and there are not many shops or restaurants in proximity so prepare some food/snacks if you don’t want to drive out.
You can have some breakfast in the main building. On weekends it is buffet type and on weekdays they will bring you some to your table. It was a little bit pricey but the buffet and the weekday breakfast did not leave you hungry. The price was 56CNY/person.
Afternoon we took a walk around the surrounding areas. Not so much to see, some houses and a small groceries shop with basic stuff (a good section of cigarettes and liqueur). The small shop we visited was a sleepy local shop with a granny sitting and keeping an eye on us. Locally made honey was also available, but as we already have honey from Xi’an and we passed this one. Quick tour in the bamboo forest and we found some roots that we will use later at dinner time. Asked locals for permission to pick and this was OK if not picking up too many. Also, one of the camping staff helped to find additional smaller roots and was eager to show us where to pick. This was inside of the camping, so if needed you can get roots easily for cooking.
You have several choices for staying here so let’s go thru them one by one.
This could be an option instead of staying at Qiandao Lake hotels.
First of all, staying with own RV/motor-home.
Price was alright with 200CNY/day including water/electricity and facilities. The parking was beside a big grassland and you would need a long extension cord for connection if several RVs at camping. Here you can take out your camping table and sit outside and watch the kids play.
The Colorful hotel on top of the hill.
This was a hotel made from containers and the rooms were spacious and very nice. Big terrace on the backside for morning coffee or enjoying a beer in the evening. In the basement, some small activities like a pool table are available for use. What we know about the price is off-season and that is 500-600CNY/night
The next one is the lodging houses.
These rooms are very spacious and all of them have different themes. There are family rooms, farmer rooms, and so on. Something else worth to be mentioned that each of them has a balcony and private front yard with a fence around. Each house has two separate rooms for 2 families. The quality was superb and very nice. The pricing varies and we only have the off-season price and which would be around 700-2100CNY/day. The swimming pool is just beside and easy to access.
The trailer park is populated with KNAUS trailers.
The quality should be on the better side. There couple of different sizes and bed arrangements so depending on your needs you need to check it out. In front of the caravan, you have plenty of space for breakfast, if you want to eat outside. All caravans have A/C, cooking possibilities, and showers/toilets. The price is off-season and goes with 300-500CNY/day price tag.
Dinner time after long day and cooking of the fresh veggies
Evening came quickly and prepared some dinner with the fresh bamboo roots. As usual, it is not the lightest dinner but it tastes so good to eat outside, without the noise of Shanghai’s busy streets. We always prepare easy-to-cook and prepared foods, sausage, spaghetti, tuna, and salads. You always can visit local restaurants (if there are any) if you want to have some change.
We always prepare easy-to-cook and prepared foods, sausage, spaghetti, tuna, and salads. You always can visit local restaurants (if there are any) if you want to have some change. Avoiding a lot of food supplies that need to be in clod all the time.
This is normally how our refrigerator looks when starting the trip
Now it is time for the ratings again. The ratings can be higher when the nearby water park opens.